GSC Save Converter

There are many reasons that someone might want to transfer their Pokémon Gold, Silver, or Crystal save files between cartridge/emulator and their Virtual Console releases on the 3DS line of handhelds. These include but are not limited to transferring generation 2 Pokémon to modern generations with the use of the Poké Transporter application, or naturally unlocking the Celebi event where it was released outside Japan in Virtual Console for the first time. Unfortunately, there is a slight change in save file format in the VC releases that make other save files incompatible with it. This save converter exists to make the conversion between the two easy. The conversion is privately done on the client-side and saves are not stored on CPG.

CPG always assumes that this tool is used with legally dumped or emulated save files.

Manual Conversion Guide

This is what the bottom of a cartridge save should look like when opened in a hex editor. (Your exact values may be different)

And this is what a Virtual Console save looks like - there's a whole extra line!

Good luck!

Japanese Crystal Manual Conversion

Last updated 2/28/23. Compatibility added for Japanese Crystal and emulator saves using an alternative file size. If you are an old user, you may have to CTRL+F5 or delete your browser cache if the converter is not working.